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Quickly Filling Up 150GB of Legal Media Files?

Cliff posted more than 10 years ago | from the now-that's-a-challenge dept.

The Internet 458

Fred Nowicki asks: "If you have ever used the P2P client Direct Connect (or DC++) to find media on the Internet, you know that the best hubs have ridiculous sharing requirements, i.e., over 100GB. It isn't too difficult to amass a collection of 100GB of illegal movies and MP3s with all the crap that's out there, but I'd like to play it straight: I want to collect 150GB of pure legal stuff. So here's my million dollar question: What is the best and fastest way for me achieve this? I want to offer interesting, neat stuff (movies, music, programs, etc.), not just Linux distros, mind you. One thing I've found so far is a mirror of the Prelinger Archives on archive.org, which offers over 37GB of wacky, interesting stuff on divx format (in MPEG-2, it's over 350GB, but that seems like cheating if I take that route). One downside of this site is that it's not a very fast connection (about 50KB/sec through their FTP via my cable modem -- I'd like a throughput of at least 100KB/sec). I've considered mirroring the Gutenberg project, but there are all sorts of redistribution issues with a bunch of their files, and I don't want to go through all that hassle. Come on, Slashdot. Give me some URLs!"

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Collect first posts... (0, Offtopic)

xenoweeno (246136) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205901)

...much like this one.

Re:Collect first posts... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205949)

How do you go from this post here [slashdot.org] ?

to fp?

Re:Collect first posts... (1)

xenoweeno (246136) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205984)

What can I say. Right place, right time and all that.

The easy solution (3, Funny)

nstrom (152310) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205902)

cat /dev/zero > file

Re:The easy solution (2, Funny)

Ziviyr (95582) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205915)

BZ2 that an'd you'll be better off with the 50K/s source.

Re:The easy solution (4, Funny)

Mitchell Mebane (594797) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206046)

That's no good. Variety is the spice of life, you know.

cat /dev/urandom > file

suck it (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205904)

suck it

100gb, no problem! (5, Funny)

DBordello (596751) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205907)

Doesn't EVERYBODY have 100gb of 'something special' or is that just me.

scene.org? (1)

keiko (94974) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205910)

they have a looot of free music

Best way (3, Insightful)

unterderbrucke (628741) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205911)

Help your fellow P2Pers, do it right, and get real files everyone wants.

Re:Best way (1)

buswolley (591500) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205927)

you're right. get some opensource software code on there

Re:Best way (1)

Snaller (147050) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205943)

Help your fellow P2Pers, do it right, and get real files everyone wants.

Re:Best way (1)

Some Bitch (645438) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205988)

get real files everyone wants

What, porn?

Re:Best way (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206154)

Indeed. Mod parent up.
If you're going to be on such a network, at least contribute to the thing. If you feel so strongly against piracy and such that you're going to pass around legal files, I'm sure they don't want you there. Don't use their service.

See my URL... (3, Insightful)

Jaysyn (203771) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205913)

... and ask Ken Baker if you can mirror all of the programs and user-made expansions for BG I & II, Icewind Dale etc.. Some of them are pretty large (300MB +)

Jaysyn

What about 10.000 CD-ROMs? (2, Funny)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205914)

Something of this was posted in this [slashdot.org] recent slashdot story.

So let me get this straight... (5, Funny)

Zork the Almighty (599344) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205916)

So let me get this straight, you want to amass 150GB of free, public domain files, to access even larger repositories of copyrighted material to which you are not entitled ?

Re:So let me get this straight... (4, Funny)

Andorion (526481) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206025)

Only for research purposes, of course!

(/Pete Townshend)

-Berj

Re:So let me get this straight... (4, Funny)

KDan (90353) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206056)

Don't worry, he'll delete it after a 24-hour trial period. Daniel

FP! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205921)

FP!

One word... (4, Interesting)

Kaz Riprock (590115) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205922)

Genomes.

Not quite as interesting a read as a Project Guttenberg book, though.

how about tucows? (1)

sawilson (317999) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205930)

Be THE definitive source for legal shareware and
freeware games and apps on P2P.

Re:how about tucows? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206024)

Yeah. Great idea.

An average linux distro fills a cdrom, many use two or three cd roms.

from linuxisos.org you can download a couple dozen of the most popular distros which would be about 12 gigs of data, and a good start.

Easy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205933)

cat /dev/urandom > file

Here's a thought: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205936)

When I was in high school, I wrote a program that wrote every possible ascii combination(well, characters 32-169 I think) to a text file. I got into the 5 digits before I had to stop because the text file was over a gigabyte. Let that baby run long enough, and you'll have yourself 150GB.

Re:Here's a thought: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205978)

When I was in high school, I wrote a program that wrote every possible ascii combination(well, characters 32-169 I think) to a text file. I got into the 5 digits before I had to stop because the text file was over a gigabyte...

Let me guess: You got beat up a lot?

You're missing the point... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205941)

I think the point is that you're supposed to have 100+ GB of stuff that is not legal... :-)

SHN Audio of Live Bands (5, Informative)

owsla (78381) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205945)

Many bands allow taping of their concerts and the redistribution of audience recordings. Lately, the most popular method of distributing these recordings is as .shn files which are a type of lossless audio. A two hour show can be about 1.0 GB so that's one way to fill a lot of space quickly. You can get started at http://www.etree.org [etree.org] . There are many other sites out there that will allow to download SHN shows right from their servers including, for Dave Matthews, http://www.antsmarching.org [antsmarching.org] .

Etree.org and Sugarmegs have... (1)

arcadum (528303) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206052)

... gone P2P, or really the trading has eveloved. Furthur [furthurnet.com] is a P@P app designed for the Trading community.

Re:SHN Audio of Live Bands (5, Informative)

MayorQ (176795) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206115)

Check out http://www.furthurnet.com [furthurnet.com] for a P2P Java app.

- MayorQ

Easy (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205951)

1. Get legal mp3's
2. Convert legal mp3's to wave (preferably using dbPowerAmp). This will help you approach 100gb about 20 times faster
3. Profit! er... Download!

* Alternatively, you could do the same for legal video footage (convert compressed footage to a bulkier format).

**I know it's the lame way out, but come on, 150 gb of legal stuff, without Gutenberg files?

Re:Easy (1)

packeteer (566398) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206073)

But thats cheating... there are much better ways to cheat than .wav'ing your .mp3's. Nobody wants to download wav's over p2p unless they are originals and even then thats rare.

What is this (1)

t0ny (590331) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205952)

this is turning into "Ask Slashdot, cuz im too stupid/lazy to use Google"

Don't give him ANY URLS!!! (5, Funny)

gorjusborg (603799) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205953)

Don't take part in a tainting of a perfectly illegal p2p network. :)

If you only share no one's, free files... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205955)

the communists have already won!

Getting 150GB of legal files (0)

KillerHamster (645942) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205957)

I'm sure the RIAA/MPAA would be very happy to supply you with as much bogus content as you can possibly share.

The solution (1)

smoondog (85133) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205958)

#include <stdlib.h>
void main(int argc, char **argv) {
while(1) { printf("%d",rand()); }
}
gcc getdata.c
a.out > /mnt/bigvolume/data.out

That should fill it up pretty fast.

-Sean (fp?)

Re:Why pass the program CL arguments? (1)

gorjusborg (603799) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206034)

I know I'm nit-picking... but if you are going to post your code all over the Internet, you should give it a twice-over.

You hate me now don't you?

Sigh that's what I thought :(

Re:Why pass the program CL arguments? (3, Funny)

smoondog (85133) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206107)

I love /. This is the place where I can write a joke comment made in passing critiqued for the quality of the code written within it. Perhaps you should post a follow-up complaining about the uselessness of writing a file with rand() calls?

-Sean

Re:Why pass the program CL arguments? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206132)

why stdlib and not stdio?

Re:Why pass the program CL arguments? (1)

smoondog (85133) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206121)

Anyway, I can write a new version so you could pass in the seed for srand() as an argument. :)

-Sean

Re:The solution (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206086)

how about

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/mnt/bigdrive/junk.file count=how_big_you_need_it_to_be ...otherwise, you're gonna have to go with a make file, packaging, versioning, cvs that baby up, GPL it, have msft sue you for infringement. All for printing some random characters =)

some good illegal file sources (-1, Offtopic)

Slashdotess (605550) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205959)

Here are some good illegal sources:

http://mydownloader.com - This one is nice, irc servers like criten, etc server up movies, warez, etc on fast college connections
http://www.netflix.com - You can always sign up for an account here and rip DVD images, that sort of thing is picking up lately
http://easynews.com - Get an easynews.com account and you can get warez as fast as you can say click. $10/6GB
http://google.com - An interesting technique, get a directory downloader (like leech for mozilla) and search for mp3 apache index, sometimes people leave their servers wide open for leeching.
Start an FTP, with a ratio or incoming directory, that way people will upload and download increasing your stash with no sweat on your part
Another thing I can recommend is a SA Forums account (forums.somethingawful.com). For $10 you get access to a private bittorrent directory you can get about 3-4 gigs a day on /easy/. $10 one time fee.

Re:WERE good illegal file sources (1, Offtopic)

gorjusborg (603799) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206076)

At least they were good sources.. up to about 4:40pm today.

There's no demand for legal P2P content (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205962)

The whole reason people use P2P, sadly enough, is to access illegal content that cannot be had elsewhere!

Shuttle videos ~~ Please save and create mirrors.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205963)

Offtopic, but during this time of tragedy, I have uploaded a couple of clips of space shuttle breaking up for /. readers:

SHUTTLE VIDEOS

PLEASE SAVE THESE (right click and select "Save Target As" on IE) AND CREATE MIRRORS:

Shuttle breaking up (clip 1 of 2) [yahoo.com]

Shuttle breaking up (clip 2 of 2) [yahoo.com]

Hourly Bandwidth limited Mirror:
http://www.geocities.com/koodakabaada/ShuttleBre ak ingUp_1of2.rm

http://www.geocities.com/koodakabaada/ShuttleBre ak ingUp_2of2.rm

Not offtpic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205987)

Save these clips to your hard drive if you wanna stash it with media....

Re:Shuttle videos ~~ Please save and create mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206019)

If those links had been any use (i.e. had not required registration), this would even have been on-topic. They probably arn't large enough though.

Download... (2, Informative)

phaln (579585) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205964)

...every possible game and app demo you can. Then you'll most definitely have your 150GB.

wget!! (3, Funny)

jiminim (104910) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205966)



wget -r http://*

Yeah, I know it won't really work...

Wget will be fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206041)

Try this :

wget -r level=9999999 http://www.yahoo.com

Try some legal music sites for starts (2, Insightful)

xNullx (635439) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205975)

There are a lot of free remix sites and whatnot out there. I'd recommend grabbing all you can from some of those, ex: overclocked [remix.com] (seems down atm) has a lot of game music remixes. I know there are also a lot of techno dj sites as well (google for them)

Re:Try some legal music sites for starts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206016)

Um, try this instead: http://remix.overclocked.org/index.php [overclocked.org]

mysql dump of the slashdot database (4, Funny)

codepunk (167897) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205981)

slashdot.sql that should do it, just imagine the social value of all that data.

Why not mirror open source projects? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205985)

In particular, the major Linux distros as well as both FreeBSD and NetBSD can use as many different distribution channels as possible. If you need to eat up space, combinations of various free operating systems' 600+ MB ISOs will contribute to your 150 gigs.

Let me get this straight... (2, Insightful)

Carrierwave (640525) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205986)

This guy wants to gather together over 100 GB of legal media files for the sole purpose of gaining access to a system whose primary practical purpose is the distribution of illegal media? What's the point? He obviously wants access so he can download movies and such anyway. Why go through the charade of accumulating this large stash of legal stuff first? If I'm wrong about the general content of this network, somebody please correct me as I've never used it personally.

Re:Let me get this straight... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206062)

It's probably just to get Slashdotters to come up with sources of 'legal' files. A good idea, imho.

demos (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5205989)

lots of cool stuff on www.scene.org

free music (1)

gdchinacat (186298) | more than 10 years ago | (#5205998)

see http://etree.org [etree.org] for mailing lists about sites with free music to trade. Mirrors of the sites on this list are needed. Please consider it.

Or.... (3, Insightful)

sawilson (317999) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206002)

Mods for first person shooters can be enormous.

http://ns-co.net/ as an example.

You could also have the linux binaries for them.
You could carry Tenebrae, quakeforge, etc. It would
add up eventually.

Fan Films (1, Informative)

Depris (612363) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206004)

I'd collect a lot of legal fanfilms in DivX. Especially Scifi ones. You'd be helping film students get their movies out. Open Source software, and music creation files are highly sought after. People are always looking for soundfonts and high quality sound fonts are usually in the 128 mb area. They are just a few ideas. Just do a few searches... that can easily be done.

ibiblio.org (1)

Karamchand (607798) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206006)

Fetch everything from ibiblio.org and some other nice large mirrors. (SuSE used to have a CD set with some mirrors, perhaps sometime like this still exists) - i.e. fetch every Linux distribution. Software. Sources and binaries, for every platform. ...

But please don't just download the whole ibiblio.org with a fat pipe - please ask the ftpmaster before doing it, s/he'll appreciate it!

think about this... (1)

dotgod (567913) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206012)

For those of you saying "share illegal stuff like you're supposed to", think about it like this. He's being smart because when the RIAA or MPAA or whatnot goes to bust people, they won't find anything being served by him that he would have to pay a fine for [slashdot.org] . Yet at the same time, he's able to get on the networks and download the illegal stuff just the same.

You can cheat (somewhat) .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206014)

Back in the day my friend and I would take large files (usually the Episode 1 QuickTime trailer, along with some other stuff), compress it (actually, we'd set the compression mode to store, so no compression was done) and then give the file an interesting name. In this way we were able to get large files of "stuff" for use as credit on certain servers. It would work fairly well most of the time, allowing us to get other "stuff" in return for this.

If you really wanted to, you could intersperse your legal files with large files of junk with interesting names (maybe cat /dev/something > file, or use dd). You'd still be sharing legal stuff, just branded under a different name (random numbers are legal right?). Of course, you may get found out rather quickly, but you can always say the file was corrupted, or you got it off P2P and didn't check the contents, or somesuch. These large hubs don't have peer-review or ratings do they?

P.S. The preceeding comment was in jest, don't actually do that. It really pisses off the admins and users, as I found out a few years ago :-)

scene.org (5, Informative)

dknight (202308) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206015)

You can mirror them, they host demos. Those are really interesting, and not too many people have them. Admittedly, I dont think that it would be the whole 100+ gig you're after, but you could get a good 20-30 that way.

Why bother? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206026)

No one is going to download the stuff from you. I think you're misunderstanding the point of P2P programs for 99.99999% of the people who use them.

I tell you what... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206027)


Just get a TV tuner card for your computer and
record public TV or hours of video of HSN (home shopping network). I doubt that HSN would mind the recording of their broadcast video in P2P networks...

Homemade Pornography (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206031)

Simple. Homemade pornography is the answer. Film yourself, friends or other consenting adults engaging in wholesome sexual fun. Encode your porn into SVCD format (the most popular format for getting porn and being able to watch it in a standalone player). Pick a suitable quality level for both the audio and video and you'll quickly see that a 1 hour high quality porn should need approximately 4 700MB CD-Rs for distribution over Direct Connect. That's 2.8 gigs per movie. Now you just need to make 36 such movies and you'll be over the 100 gig sharing restriction.

Home-made Porn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206032)

You may not be Pamela and Tommy Lee, but anyone can do it!

Usenet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206036)

Just download a days full usenet feed, that'll fill you up.

mp3.com (1)

captaineo (87164) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206037)

MP3.com has zillions of legally downloadable MP3s.

(however, redistributing them or spidering the website to gather the files might violate their TOS)

usenet news (1)

dattaway (3088) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206053)

Many people who are involved in sports, motorcycling, jetskiing, or whatever else involves fun with groups of people take their camcorders along to share on usenet. The newsgroups make an efficient delivery system for spreading the word how to have fun without buying into the entertainment industry cartel.

alt.binaries on usenet news may be the death of usenet in terms of bandwidth, but there is plenty of grassroots entertainment that is not the likes of warez or commercial pr0n. Its not too hard to avoid the commercial junk and find normal people like you and me, despite the spam.

Get smart 4 warez (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206060)

What the smart author is trying to say is :

Dear intelligent Slashdot readers,
Where can I easily get Warez?

Find someone with the data and fedex a hard drive (4, Interesting)

deranged unix nut (20524) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206065)


What is the best and fastest way for me achieve this?

Welll...
It is vastly faster and cheaper to fed-ex a couple large hard drives across the country than to download files over a wire. Just find an archive, send your drives and a case of beer to the maintainers and ask them to copy their archive and send the hard drives back to you.

If you send it priority, you could have your archive in a couple days.

Files (1)

poena.dare (306891) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206077)

I'm sure you could mirror a terrabyte of shareware and demos (esp game demos) if you don't mind clicking one tons of links at download.com.

I remember back in ye olde days there were scads of stuff floating around in the Mac community when FTPing was all the rage. These days hosting a robust FTP server is a dangerous proposition.

I bet you could legally mirror tons of Micro$oft security patches and you can FTP directly to them.

Have fun and see a doctor, dude:

ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/

Cryptome (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206081)

mirror crytome.org www.cryptome.org

Support Freedom of Speech. Protect your First Amendment rights by exercising them.

Scared... (1)

Libertius (83369) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206089)

So... you wan't access to all the illegal material available, but you're scared because the BSA and MPAA have been snooping around...

I don't get it. (1)

bv3nut (199935) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206090)

What do expect to download once you get on these hubs if you're not interested in illegal material? That's the whole point of it!

Make your own pr0n (2, Redundant)

ReelOddeeo (115880) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206091)

Make your own pr0n. It's easy. It's fun. It fills up 100 GB pretty quick. Check for legality in your jurisdiction.

YES! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206100)

yes > yes

Hey, it works.

copy allt he gutenberg stuff plz!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206101)

we need as much records of that preferably in indestructable media CD-RW

What's the problem with PG? (1)

jonathan_ingram (30440) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206102)

I've considered mirroring the Gutenberg project, but there are all sorts of redistribution issues with a bunch of their files, and I don't want to go through all that hassle.

Could you expand on this?

MP3.com (1)

SixDimensionalArray (604334) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206105)

Not that I appreciate the way MP3.com works anymore after being bought by Vivendi Universal, but I'm pretty sure you can nab a few gigs of MP3s which are freely downloadable/legal from MP3.com. Just don't expect to be getting any big name artists giving away THEIR music.

The collective wisdom of /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206113)

That's right, mirror all the /. posts ever made, from the lowest troll to the mightiest +5 informatives! Surely all this blabber measures up to a few terabytes by now?

Live Concerts (3, Informative)

estoll (443779) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206118)

Furthur [furthurnet.com]

Gutenberg... (1, Insightful)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206123)

Does anyone else think the Gutenberg project is being incredibly hypocritical with their redistribution rules and stuff? I mean, the whole idea is to create a public domain archive, yet they want to restrict people from redistribution unless they do it 'their' way. It especially irritates me when they require you stick their 3 page license on documents that are half a page long! I would say, redistribute the stuff. I doubt they would have any legal ground to sue you.

two ideas come to mind... (1)

spazoid12 (525450) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206136)

go to ebay and buy any of those CD's full of "banned insider info that eBay doesn't want you to know!!"

or, start archiving your spam

simplicity itself (1)

Anonamused Cow-herd (614126) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206141)

The answer to this question is easy --- just hook up a cheapo webcam or something, and have it record for many many hours at its highest resolution. If you wanted something even faster, you could use a high-resolution camera with a firewire connection. Cheers, ~Tris.

Remixed videogame music and animemusic videos (1)

GMOL (122258) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206142)

Try to get vgremix (http://www.vgremix.com) and
overclocked mp3 archives...
Also try to collect all the anime music video you can....

ideas... (4, Insightful)

psych031337 (449156) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206143)

look up some DJ Demo Tapes - most of these guys will prolly cherish the thought of lightening theirbandwidth load with further distribution - give attribution in filename

movie trailers which are downloadable will prolly not (C)-free but are gray zone - no one will honesty try to subpoena you because of it, their case would be kinda weak (not sure about that)

look for serious abandonware sites - sites that specialize i software/emulator images that are indeed released by their former makers (mostly inexistant now)

host linux distros (not sure about that)

watch /. and wget/archive the referenced web sites with a distinctive name, then posting a link in the /. discussion with the filename (would be coolest if you had it on several p2p networks)

Most of these are still gray area to some extent. Hard question actually...:)

Grateful Dead (2, Interesting)

wotsrovert (539077) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206146)

The Dead (and several other bands) freely allow the trading of mp3's. Check out www.gdlive.com, if you want. One or two of their monster jams should just about reach 150GB.

It's easy being an artist! (1)

fuxoft (161836) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206147)

It's really easy to get 150 GB of legal media:

1) Just point the camera out of the window, record for 24 hours, convert the footage to highest-possible quality movie and call it "Reflections on life, Part I".

2) If that's still not 150 GB, repeat the same (for 48 hours) and call it "Reflections on life, Part II"

3) Wait for movie awards to start pouring in.

4) Profit!

Easiest (1)

bigboyofeq (633397) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206153)

Maybe just record TV shows with a TV card and compress it to mpeg. You can easly get tons of GB of stuff that way. That is not against the rulings of these HUBs, what is the next important thing right after legality.

hmmmm, legality (0, Redundant)

DevilousAngel (445989) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206158)

Ayo, 150 Gb for LEGAL stuff?

All that to cover HOW MANY Tbs of ILLEGAL stuff?

Oh yeah, and after you've posted out the answer, don't forget to adduser moi w/ leech so I can mirror you off =)

Hmmm... (1)

muzzmac (554127) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206159)

You want to collect stuff that is allready easy to get to to make it available to people in what I believe is generally a slower download medium.

Mind you it could future proof this stuff disappearing I guess.

about 50KB/sec through their FTP via my cable mode (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5206160)

of course, he means, 50Kb/sec, not KB/sec.

Only an error with an order of magnitude of 2^3.

I'm only picking on him because he did it twice in the same post.

just hack it (1)

heff (24452) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206162)

get that dc share hack program and set it to fake 200gb's. thats what i do.

Archive.org (3, Insightful)

breon.halling (235909) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206163)

I recommened the old "educational" movies [archive.org] , but there's a lot more stuff to be found at archive.org [archive.org] .

Etree and archive.org (1)

pyite (140350) | more than 10 years ago | (#5206171)

Etree [etree.org] has collaborated with archive.org [archive.org] to provide people with a large repository [archive.org] of completely legal and high quality live recordings. Check it out, you may find out about some good new bands. Stay away from Furthurnet. It's a decent idea, but its filled with bad files, written in Java, and it's slow.
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